Saturday, April 6, 2013

Little Guy.

So you say to yourself,
"I'm just a little guy.
I can't do much of anything special.
It'll be best for everyone
if I just hide back here.
I'm happy."

But then some annoying person comes along
and asks you to be great.


"Forget it!"
you insist.
"You've got the wrong guy."

But you think and think
until you go half mad.

And then some person says something like,

"Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment
that something else
is more important than fear."

And then you think maybe
the whole point of life is to do hard things.

Yeah maybe it's human to be afraid,
but it's probably also human to be brave.

In the stories that really matter,
you remember,
the little guy becomes the hero
by doing the harder thing.


Muttering under your breath,
cursing that person
who asked you to live up to your potential,

you do it.

And you're grateful.

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